CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) — Orange County deputies are looking for three suspects wanted in a home invasion and assault that occurred Wednesday morning, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.
Deputies responded to a home on Lady Di Drive off of Sesame Road in Chapel Hill on Wednesday in reference to a reported home invasion, authorities said.
Three suspects are said to have entered the home armed with handguns and then assaulted two victims inside before they fled through the woods.
The sheriff’s office could only provide descriptions of two of the suspects.
The first suspect is described as a male who is approximately 6 foot 1, 220 pounds, with an average build. He was wearing a gray hoodie and had no facial hair.
The second suspect is described as a male, also 6 foot 1, with a stocky build, wearing a dark-colored hoodie.
The incident leaves neighbors feeling uneasy.
“I’m surprised because we’ve been here like I said, for about 24 years and nothing like this ever happened,” said Bo Robison, who lives down the road.
Deputies are still searching for three suspects. Robison hopes they’re off the street soon.
“I’d feel more better if they catch them and you know whatever has to be done so my wife would feel safer,” he said.
CBS North Carolina spoke to friends of the people who were attacked in the home invasion. They say the residents were injured, but they’re doing better.
Anyone with any additional information on this crime is asked to contact Investigator J. Nazworth of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at (919) 245-2925.